“Governor Cuomo laid out an aggressive agenda for our city and our state in his speech today, and his plan to support our middle class while also cementing New York’s place as a national progressive leader is something the people of my borough and I stand behind.

“I am also thrilled that Governor Cuomo has offered his support to major Bronx proposals and institutions, specifically the reconstruction of Orchard Beach and the future of the Kingsbridge Armory. These projects are top priorities of my administration and have the overwhelming support of Bronx residents. However, we continue to see a lack of partnership and enthusiasm for them from City Hall. Strong backing from Albany will allow them to prosper. We can only hope now that the administration will see the wisdom in bringing these projects to fruition.

“Governor Cuomo once again showed us today that he cares about the people of The Bronx. This borough is grateful to have such a friend in the governor’s mansion, and we look forward to working with Governor Cuomo to move these projects and his broader agenda forward for the benefit of our borough, our city and this state,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.